I always wrestle with whether or not I should write these things in the 1st or 3rd person. Do people want to hear my voice? Do the want to read a professional bio? Do they even care? I never know. Let's start with a more professional bio:
Joe Casabona is a Front End Developer that works in WordPress...a lot. He focuses primarily on taking design mockups and creating pixel perfect, well-functioning websites while also dabbling a bit in some back-end coding. Starting in 2002 at the age of 15, Joe has worked on sites for everyone from high school bands to enterprise-level companies. in 2014, he authored a book called Responsive Design with WordPress. He develops WordPress courses over at WP in One Month and has developed accredited courses on WordPress theming. He also hosts the How I Built It podcast.Finally, he's a professor at the University of Scranton where he teaches Web Development and Computer Science courses.
That's pretty good if I do say so myself. Really, this page should answer this question for you: "Who is Joe Casabona and why would I pay for his courses?" It's a fair question. And in-case my bio didn't get the job done, here's a list of a few things that might:
- I have been making websites since 2002
- I have been using WordPress since 2004, when it was about 1 year old
- I have my Master's Degree in Software Engineering
- I've written a bunch of tutorials on how to do stuff with WordPress
- I have authored 2 published books about WordPress: Building WordPress Themes from Scratch (2013) and Responsive Design with WordPress (2014)
- I teach Web Design classes at The University of Scranton
- I developed an accredited WordPress Theming course for Sessions College
- I regularly speak at conferences about WordPress
Finally, I am genuinely passionate about both WordPress & Teaching. They both mean a lot to me.
So hopefully I've at least convinced you that I know what I'm talking about and that I love talking about it. I have developed courses and curriculums; I'm great at distilling the important points that users need to know to successfully use a theme or plugin, or create a full website.